The dramatic true story of survival that captivated a nation at war.
The belly of the plane hit the water.
Whittaker exploded forward, and the safety belt tried to slice him in half. Pressure filled his head. His eyes strained against their sockets. He couldn’t see a thing. He began to lose consciousness.
And then, just as suddenly as it had begun, the pressure released. The belt went slack against his chest. His vision returned.
They had gone from 90 miles an hour to a dead stop in less than 50 feet. He couldn’t be sure who had survived and who had not. The Pacific Ocean was pouring fast into the plane. And no one in the big, broad world knew where they were.Read more